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Vivica Menegaz

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Hi I am Vivica, welcome to my blog! I am a certified nutritionist and the creator of the Healing Foods Method. My philosophy of healing is to let the right foods delight you, nourish you and make you healthy!

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Keto Paleo Tzatziki

Keto Paleo Tzatziki By The Nourished Caveman - A Keto Paleo Tzatziki recipe that is very close to the original Greek Tzatziki! Enjoy it as a side dish or as a condiment.

Keto Paleo Tzatziki

This Keto Paleo Tzatziki  is a variation on the traditional authentic Greek recipe. Aside for the coconut cream, I tried to keep the flavors and the preparation as close as possible to the original. Once all the flavors are blended together you will surprised to find how much similar to the original the taste will result.

It’s a great summer recipe: cool and refreshing, and nutritious at the same time.

A few tips to make this recipe as close as possible to the authentic Greek one:

  • Make sure your cucumber is well-drained after you grate it. If you don’t have time to drain it overnight, add a pinch of sea salt to it, let is sit in a sieve for 30 min and then squeeze it with a piece of cheesecloth to get as much water out as you can.
  • You might want to grate it in strips with the bigger side of your cheese grater or with the finer side  to get a finer texture. I like both ways.
  • If you make your tzatziki the day before the flavors will blend together and become smoother.
  • You can add chopped dill to this recipe, it is the traditional way, but I prefer it with either a tablespoon of fresh mint, finely chopped or just plain.
Keto Paleo Tzatziki By The Nourished Caveman Cucumber and Cheesecloth
Squeeze the water out of your cucumbers with a cheesecloth!

The bounty of cucumbers

Did you know that organic cucumbers contain a lot of important vitamins? Here is what  you get when you eat an organic cucumber: Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc. Conventionally grown cucumbers are grown in often depleted soils, so get organic to get the maximum health benefits!

1 cup of cucumber slices contains only 16 calories and 3 grams of net carbs, making them a moderately low carb food.

Keto Paleo Tzatziki By The Nourished Caveman - A Keto Paleo Tzatziki recipe that is very close to the original Greek Tzatziki! Enjoy it as a side dish or as a condiment.

Other interesting uses for cucumbers

You can boil a pot of water with cucumber slices for a facial steam bath which is soothing and relaxing, and will relieve intense stress.

You can rub a cut cucumber on your body for about 5 minutes before getting in your bikini and look instantly more toned.

Just slice a cucumber and add it to a pitcher of water in the fridge, for a refreshing zero calorie drink!

Now to our Keto Paleo Tzatziki!

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Keto Paleo Tzatziki
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6 portions
  • Serving size: 1 portion
  • Calories: 113
  • Fat: 11.6 Grams
  • Carbohydrates: 2.5
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0.6 Grams
Cuisine: Greek
A Keto Paleo Tzatziki recipe that is very close to the original Greek Tzatziki! Enjoy it as a side dish or as a condiment.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of cucumber, finely grated and drained overnight, see notes for instructions
  • 1 cup coconut cream, see notes for instructions
  • 1 large garlic clove, pressed or finely chopped
  • 1 tsp celtic sea salt
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbs organic lemon juice, freshly squeezed
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a non metal bowl, mixing them well.
  2. Refrigerate overnight so the flavors can blend.
  3. Serve very cold.
Notes
For the cucumbers: grate them with a cheese grater and place them in a fine sieve to drain in the fridge overnight. The cucumber should be as dry as possible when used for the recipe.
Coconut cream: take a can of coconut milk and refrigerate overnight. The next day, flip upside down and open. Pour out the coconut water and use the cream for the recipe.

 Keto Paleo Tzatziki By The Nourished Caveman - A Keto Paleo Tzatziki recipe that is very close to the original Greek Tzatziki! Enjoy it as a side dish or as a condiment.

 

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Comments 10

  1. Bev says:

    Oh My goodness! My mouth is watering looking at this. With the weather being reported as getting quite hot this weekend I think this would please all of our family and friends..
    Can’t wait to try this!

  2. sophie says:

    Are you using fresh (raw) cucumbers or fermented cucumbers? In the picture, it looks like the homemade fermented ones…not the pickles in vinegar, but the ones from water and salt.
    Can you confirm which you use?
    Thanks!

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      Sophie, those are fresh cucumbers, but it is an interesting idea to use fermented ones! To add probiotics to the recipe 🙂 I will try it!

  3. Orsi says:

    Hi Vivica!

    I made your tzatziki tonight and it is super good! We loved it with my husband and tastes really like the real deal! It’s perfect for a hot summer night especially after gym! Thank you for the recipe!

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      You are very welcome! I am so glad you liked it 🙂

  4. Jarose says:

    Thanks for the recipe. I would normally do a sour cream and solomon gundy dip but am trying to stay away from dairy.
    Will definitely try this maybe a little with the solomon gundy too.
    Note: Solomon Gundy is a Jamaican condiment which is pickled red herring, spicy and salty. really good….

  5. Marie says:

    Hi, can you taste the coconut in this recipe?

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      Hi Marie, you can barely taste it when you add lemon, garlic and salt! Of course you can experiment with different coconut milks to use the mildest flavor one!

      • The Nourished Caveman says:

        Hi Marie, I did not use molds, I just placed the whole recipe into a oven dish to cool down and then cut it onto 6 pieces. So the nutritional info is for 1/6th of the whole recipe. You can make it into any shape or size, but the recipe indicates that if you use those amounts of ingredients, and divide them by 6, you will get those macros. I hope this helps to explain it.

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